Courses and Toolkits
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Courses

Strategic Learning

The Strategic Learning course from Spark provides you with a foundational ability to communicate across your organization what strategic learning is and why it’s important for your company.
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Strategic Learning Toolkit

Adaptive Planning

This course is designed for Collaborative Community Action backbone organizations, groups, and initiatives tasked with fostering systems change through stakeholder engagement and collaboration
Also available:
Adaptive Planning Toolkit

Collaborative Community

This course is designed for Collaborative Community Action backbone organizations, groups, and initiatives tasked with fostering systems change through stakeholder engagement and collaboration

Toolkits

Developmental Evaluation Toolkit

Developmental Evaluation Toolkit

Making sense of complex systems and creating powerful strategies requires practical insights. Spark leads the way in producing actionable insight through consulting, evaluation, and facilitation - help you move forward meaningfully.

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Blending & Braiding Toolkit 

Blending & Braiding Toolkit 

Your journey of equity is good in theory but better in practice. Spark partners with you, communities, and individuals to bring tools to grow impact equitably.

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Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit

Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit

The Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit is a resource to help farm to school programs of all sizes undertake evaluation. Evaluation can serve many purposes for farm to school programs, including helping demonstrating a program’s success or progress.

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The Advocate's Evaluation Toolkit 

The Advocate's Evaluation Toolkit 

Your impact craves capacity to keep pace with change and be sustainable. Spark brings personalized solutions with our hearts, heads, and hands to build your capacity for impact.

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Tools for Engaging Nontraditional Voices

Tools for Engaging Nontraditional Voices

The tools and other resources in this workbook will improve your organization’s ability to establish a culture of inclusion and policies and community practices that respond to the unique needs of your community.

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Tools for Sustaining Funding for Local Programs

Tools for Sustaining Funding for Local Programs

This toolkit provides information on how funds can be used to help support direct services at the local level; how to recognize which services are appropriate for public or other funding; and how to approach funders to advocate for partnership and long-term support

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Tools for Complex Decision-Making

Tools for Complex Decision-Making

This set of tools is designed to help you explore how to structure a decision-making process amid complexity. The tools will make the options available more transparent along with when they are best used.

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The Adaptive Planning Toolkit

The Adaptive Planning Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to walk through an adaptive planning process, from defining the results to how to explore the environmental context and assumptions to how to then engage in strategy and action planning.

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The Strategic Learning Toolkit

The Strategic Learning Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to take the concept of data-driven strategic learning and bring it to life, making it accessible to non-profits, foundations, and other organizations or collaborations seeking to improve strategies and learning.

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The Strategic Backbone Toolkit

The Strategic Backbone Toolkit

This toolkit focuses on the critical, strategic roles and actions a backbone organization – whether part of a collective impact initiative or other collaborative structure – can take to elevate the initiative’s overall work and impact.

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Tools for Integrating an Equity Lens

Tools for Integrating an Equity Lens

This toolkit is designed for groups who tackle complex problems and want to integrate an equity lens into the decisions they are making. It specifically looks at how groups can focus on decisions made at those choice points to increase equity.

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